ChineseEdit

to ride (an animal or bike); to sit astride tiger
 
disaster; distress; to scold; difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good
 
under; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to go down; latter
trad. (騎虎難下)
simp. (骑虎难下)
Literally: “ride a tiger and find it difficult to dismount”.

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IdiomEdit

騎虎難下

  1. (figuratively) to get into a situation where both proceeding forward and backing down are difficult